Left-handed pitcher used occasionally as a starter but mostly as a reliever who had a 15-year career playing for 12 different teams.
He played football and baseball at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The longest he played for one team was the three seasons he spent on the Seattle Mariners, though only two were consecutive.
He married Brooke Villone in 2004.
Talented third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was his teammate on the Washington Nationals.